BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?

This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?

BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We've been highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. We're also excited to host the author Mari Mancusi along with … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!

We're thrilled to share a review of Madeline Miller's Circe written by one of the newest members of the Teen Press Corps, Ava. This review was originally published in the TPC blog, where you can read thoughtful reviews, author interviews, & more from these Austin teen readers!  When it comes to the recent publication of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!

Book Review: ‘Lamb’ by Bonnie Nadzam

Book: Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam Reviewed by:  Nolan You'd be hard pressed to find a review for Bonnie Nadzam's debut novel(la) that doesn't draw comparrisons to Lolita.  And judging from the premise, it's not unusual.  Middle age David Lamb's minorly successful life seems to be falling apart.  Meanwhile he befriends 11-year-old girl, Tommie, and in … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Lamb’ by Bonnie Nadzam

The Murakami Project: Brian Reviews ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’

The Murakami Project: Each week leading up to October 25th, the on-sale date of Haruki Murakami's long-awaited 1Q84 in its English translation, a different BookPerson will review one of Murakami's previous titles. Folks who haven't read Murakami yet can familiarize themselves with what the book world will be buzzing about come October (and maybe discover … Continue reading The Murakami Project: Brian Reviews ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’